Method for injecting dependencies in JAX-WS endpoint class, as described in the link below, doesn't work in Weblogic 10.3
It looks like Weblogic processes JAX-WS calls in separate classloader from web-app classloader. In the log files it's evident that Spring's context getting loaded twice: first on web-app startup (from org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener) and then upon handling of JAX-WS call. Following message from SpringBeanAutowiringSupport observed in log file as well:
2009-04-06 10:05:45,701 DEBUG [[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: '0' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] (org.springframework.web.context.support.SpringBeanAutowiringSupport:processInjectionBasedOnCurrentContext:87) - Current WebApplicationContext is not available for processing of AuthenticationWs: Make sure this class gets constructed in a Spring web application. Proceeding without injection.
As a result dependencies annotated with @Autowired are not set.